AN 18-month search for an Angus stud sire resulted in the $38,000 knockdown of Wattletop Andy C109 (AI)(ET) to John and Joan Woodruff, Witherswood Angus stud, Glenrowan, Victoria at the Wattletop Angus stud sale, Guyra, NSW.
The two-year-old, 916-kilogram son of Bando 9074, from a B/R New Design 036 cow, was secured by the Woodruffs to follow on from the $41,000 Millah Future Direction W100, which they purchased in 2003.
Mr Woodruff said they were pleased to find a bull such as Andy C109, with lower birth weight, good
growth and the same structural correctness.
“He’s good footed, has lovely soft skin and a very good frame,” Mr Woodruff said.
“His overall thickness, length and capacity are impressive, and he just ticked all the right boxes for use in our herd.”
Wattletop Andy’s estimated breeding values (EBVs) put him in the top five per cent of the breed for milk,
400- and 600-day weights, and in the top 10pc for 200-day weight, carcase weight and the heavy grass-fed and
“Another big plus was the breeding strength on the dam’s side – his dam and grand dam’s families have been
excellent breeders in the Wattletop herd,” Mr Woodruff said.
Wattletop principal, Lock Rogers, was quick to agree.
“C109’s mother is just awesome”, Mr Rogers said of the bull’s dam, Wattletop Ann V58 (AI).
“Her fertility is fantastic, she’s sound, solid and has incredible capacity.
“We’ve got two magnificent full sisters that have just calved, and with V58 due to be joined again, we know
who we’ll be joining her to (Bando 9074).”
In a sale which sold 71 Angus bulls for a 97pc clearance, the 67 two-year-old sires averaged $6515, while six
yearlings averaged $4000. The sale averaged $6308.
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